My kid’s school has a one-way circular drop off area in front of the school. It’s 2 lanes wide – the left lane is for through traffic to get to the parking lot and the right lane is for drop offs.
Here’s some open letters to the various morons I see every morning:
Dear Miss Soccer Mom Twit – The right lane is supposed to be used to drop off your kids. Don’t sit there for 10 minutes looking over all the papers your precious daughter just gave you. If it’s gonna take a while, pull over to the parking lot so the people behind you can pull forward. And you don’t have to watch your daughter walk ALL the way to the school door’s. I bet she can find them on their own. Drop the kid off and move on.
Dear Mr. Redneck – I love your pickup with the extra loud exhaust, then big number 3 on the back window, and the Calvin pissing on the Chevy logo. You are so cool. So why do you stop right in the middle of the freaking drive to drop your kid off? You’re blocking both lanes of traffic.
Dear Miss Clueless – There are signs all over telling you the left lane is for through traffic only. So why do you insist on stopping and letting your son get out there where he has to cross traffic in the right lane to get to the sidewalk. I guess you’re too important and busy to wait in line like everyone else.
General rant – the drop off area is about 100 yards long (about the length of a football field). It can easily accommodate 10-15 cars dropping kids off all at once. BUT NO – everyone has to stop in the first 10 yards backing everyone else up. So what if your kid has to walk an extra 20 or 30 yards to the front door. PULL ALL THE WAY FORWARD SO EVERYONE ELSE CAN DROP THEIR KIDS OFF TOO. This is true for the bus driver too. I’m willing to give them some leeway since buses are about as easy to drive as a tank. But at least pull all the way to the end so the cars behind you can drop their kids off at the sidewalk without waiting for the entire bus to unload.
There’s a ton of others too…the driver who’s in a hurry and drives 30 miles an hour in the driveway with kids running everywhere (an accident waiting to happen)…the moron who PARKS AND LEAVES their car in the drop off lane…the idiots who skip the drive way all together and make their kids get out in the parking lot to walk across the driveway…